June 16, 2024

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“Invasion” repulsed in Russia, Zelensky in Moldova

“Invasion” repulsed in Russia, Zelensky in Moldova

► Volodymyr Zelensky at the summit of the European Political Community

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived as a surprise guest on Thursday June 1 at the summit of the European Political Community (EPC), which brings together fifty European leaders in Moldova, which borders Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose arrival was not confirmed in advance, was the first leader to be welcomed on the red carpet by Moldovan President Mia Sandu.

“Every suspicion we express is a trench that Russia is trying to occupy.”He pleaded forcefully with the Ukrainian president before the assembled heads of state. “All European countries bordering Russia and not wanting Russia to take part of their territory from them should be full members of NATO and the European Union.”he demanded.

► Russia says it foiled attempted Ukrainian “invasion”.

The Russian military said on Thursday it had repulsed the Ukrainian attempt with its air force and artillery“Invasion” A Russian border area containing several dozen soldiers and tanks.

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“After heavy shelling of civilian settlements in the Belgorod region, Ukrainian terrorist groups reinforced up to two companies of motorized infantry with tanks, attempting to invade Russian territory”The Russian Ministry of Defense assured.

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► Russia: Border region of Ukraine targeted by “indiscriminate attacks”, 5 injured

A town in the Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, was targeted for several hours. “Uninterrupted Strikes” Five people were injured, local governor Vyacheslav Kladkov said Thursday.

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“Sebekino faces uninterrupted strikes” Rocket launchers, Vyacheslav Kladkov assures in Telegram, accuse Ukrainian forces of bombing “Center and Surroundings” from the city.

► Russia: Evacuees from bombed border areas arrive at temporary shelters

People fleeing shelling in Russia’s Belgorod region have begun arriving at shelters, the governor said Thursday, as the Russian military repelled an attack on its border.

“The largest municipal temporary accommodation center is gradually filling up, so all visitors are being sent to other unmanned centers in an organized manner”Vyacheslav Kladkov said in Telegram.

► Three dead, including a child, in Russian attack in Kew

Russia launched an airstrike in Qew early on Thursday, spreading terror in the Ukrainian capital after a week of strikes. The attack, which began around 3 a.m. local time on Thursday, killed a child and wounded a dozen others, Kyiv’s military administration said.

Several Russian missiles were fired in the direction of the Ukrainian capital this week. On Monday, an unusual daylight attack on the city led residents to take shelter.

► Ukraine on the menu of the NATO meeting

NATO foreign ministers will meet in Oslo on Thursday to try to agree on Ukraine’s membership. “There will be difficult discussions between allies before Vilnius, particularly on security guarantees or guarantees for Ukraine and its willingness to join NATO.”Jens warned Stoltenberg two days before the Oslo meeting.

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President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated “A Very Clear Message” Ukraine said it would join the alliance “After the War”.

“Three steps must be taken to make the Vilnius summit a success: strengthening institutional ties and assistance between Ukraine and NATO, taking a step toward Ukraine’s membership, and providing security guarantees along the way to this accession.”On Tuesday, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, warned his 31 colleagues one by one before the meeting in Oslo.